Queen Latifah looks elegant on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s issue for the week of August 16.
Here is what the 43-year-old entertainer and new talk show host had to share with the mag:
On not wanting to discuss her sexuality on her show: “I don’t feel the need to discuss my private life on this show or any other show. There’s the part of my life that the public and I share together. And there’s the part that’s mine to keep for myself. And that’s mine. For me.”
On being unsure if she wants to ever host the Oscars: “I don’t know if I would do it. That is a tough job to do. Comedians can say sh-t that normal people can’t. Excuse my language, but it’s true. Chris [Rock] was mean; I was sitting right there. He was funny. But some of it was just mean. I can’t see me having the balls to do something like that. Maybe there is one part of me that does want someone to like me. I don’t want to walk past them at Urth Caffe and have them staring at me like they could kill me because of some stupid sh-t I said at the Oscars.”
On learning to use a gun at age seven: “He taught me how to defend myself, and he also taught me not to be a bully. He taught my brother and I all these ways to harm somebody and then told us, ‘Do not use this.’”
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